venus patrol.jpgToday's collection of independent game links includes more indie game news, previews, and developer announcements from around the 'net. (image source)

Joystiq: Vlambeer and Adam Atomic's Venus Patrol-exclusive games revealed
"Capsule and Gun Godz are likely due by the end of the year -- when they are released, of course, it'll be only to those who supported the Venus Patrol Kickstarter campaign."

Destructoid: Action Adventure World: The Game will stomp your bawls
"AAW is a "Nintendo hard" platformer that incorporates elements from various games such as Mario, Sonic, Mega Man, Chip 'n Dale, and more. The game is split across multiple episodes, with each new installment introducing new mechanics and surprises."

DIY Gamer: Indie Game Bundles Need to Take a Break, And Why I Don't Want Them To
"There is also the adverse affect of the bundle where it trains gamers to feel 'cheated' or 'saddened' when they see a bundle appear that already has games they own... This, I can tell you right now, is not a sustainable model for any industry."

Indie Games Channel: Quality Time-Killer: Descension
"[W]hat happens when a game consists solely of a climactic boss battle? Student developers Brain Dead, from the DigiPen Institute of Technology, provide an answer to that question by pitting players in a single, intense boss fight in their new platform shooter, Descension."

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Doublefine's Stacking Is Coming To PC!
"Stacking, for those who do not know, is a game wherein the player controls 'Charlie Blackmore, the world's tiniest Russian stacking doll' and 'jumps into more than 100 unique dolls.' It's set within one of the finest worlds I've played around in for some time."

The Bottom Feeder (Spiderweb Software): Avernum: Escape From the Pit Is Out
"We have released our newest game, Avernum: Escape From the Pit, for the Macintosh. As I have written before, it is a ground-up rewrite of one of our earlier games that desperately needed it."

Hello Games: Free Santa DLC
"You'll be able to download the Santa DLC for free from XBLA on the 21st of December, but you'll have to be quick, Santa disappears after Christmas and so does the awesome ATV!!"

DIY Gamer: Shape Fear: TerrorHedron Out Now, Trailer Released
"TerrorHedron is tower defence with a difference. From the excellent release trailer posted today, MCROgames show us a clean and colourful arena in which to blast balls into oblivion with expertly placed defence turrets."